Monday, 28 October 2013

Nerf Gun Wars...and Building Testimonies

Week 2 

Today..was P-day or 'Preparation Day'. We get 1 day a week until 6pm to email, clean the flat, go food shopping, go real shopping, sight see etc. Today was Zone P-day, where all the missionaries in our Zone (about 20 of us) did something all together at one of the chapels. I give credit to my Zone Leaders...who are THE BEST Zone Leaders in the world, Elder Short and Elder Esteves. Today for zone p-day...we had..


You know those guns that shoot out foam bullets? Well we got 20 or more of those - most of the flats that have had Elders in them had them already (we had 2 huge ones from previous missionaries) and we played capture the flag with nerf guns. It was CRAY CRAY. The elders made like an obstacle course almost with chairs and tables and whiteboards all throughout the chapel - like Call of Duty..but with nerf guns. It was way fun. And then we ate and watched Tarzan. It was a lovely P-day! It finished at 3pm which is why I'm emailing later than usual.

Most people would think..that a sister missionary's car would be full of flowers and sunshine and rainbows and cupcakes. Our full of of NERF GUNS!
 Last week was fantastic! Sooooooo many miracles. One of the best things about being a missionary is being able to see so many miracles not only in our lives but in the lives of the people we teach. It's a big testimony builder!

In the Church carpark on Sunday
First, WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS SATURDAY!!! Magdalena is getting baptized! She quit smoking and drinking coffee and she passed her baptismal interview and she is just AMAZING! We are so excited for her! Sister Edgington and I just love her so much.

Then, Dave. Dave B. He's 70 odd years old, a former investigator, Jehovah Witness for the last 5 years. We've taught him twice since we met him last Wednesday. He's reading the Book of Mormon and agrees with most of what we naturally we scheduled him for baptism on the 23 November. We love Dave! Fingers crossed all goes well with him!

And Stuart...Stuart our lovely wonderful athiest friend who drives taxis 26 hours a day. We taught a great Plan of Salvation lesson with him using the picture cards my sister Emily gave me before I left on my mission (thanks Em! they help so much). He didn't dispute any of it. Although he's still refusing to pray, he reads the Book of Mormon, is kind and lets us say prayers in the lessons even though he won't. Progress sometimes takes time. And we have all the time in the world for Stuart! Pray for him please everyone :)

Next up is Sue. Ohhhh last Sunday a week ago we were walking to an investigator's house and saying hi to everyone like we usually do. We said hi to this lady who was rushing out to her car. She said 'I'm sorry loves I can't talk, my cat just got put down I'm very upset I'm sorry I just can't talk right now'. We were appreciative that she was so nice...that's not the usual reaction haha and then she rushed off. So the next day being P-day we were at the shops getting our food...and a lady comes up to us and what do ya know, it's Sue! She came to apologize for being rude (even though she wasn't) and we had a right old chat. Then we tried by her house a few times during last week but she was either on her way out or not home. Then on Friday we went to visit her...and she was home! She's Christian, kept saying she wasn't going to join 'the Mormons', but we always brush that one off :) We had a really lovely visit with her. She told us she was living near the London temple when it was being built when she was a little girl just after the war or something. We talked a lot about missionary work and how we were away from our families for 18 months. She was so impressed at what we had sacrificed to be here, she thought of our mothers and how proud they must be...she talked us up for about 10 minutes…and she hardly knew us! Haha…but we love Sue! She said 'I'm just drawn to you girls for some reason..I've seen other missionaries from your church and other churches, but something just clicks with you two!' and then she proceeded to invite us over for tea one night and said that we feel like her daughters (if she had any). She cried when the closing prayer was being said and she just hugged us and really loved us coming to visit her. She's a darling. Great progress can be made there! I'll keep you updated!

I've been doing really great personal study every day these last few weeks as well. I finished Doctrine & Covenants and up to Ether in the Book of Mormon. I started the Old Testament, I'm in Exodus 7 or something at the moment, I'm almost done reading Moses, and I'm more than half way through Jesus The Christ. I study a bit each day. It's very stimulating for my mind and my spirit :) I hope to have the Book of Mormon and Jesus the Christ done by Christmas...and then I can start all over again, woohoo! I just love the scriptures. Also, Jesus the Christ is a great book. I have a dictionary close by but I've definitely learnt a lot. They say knowledge is power...but I say knowledge + The Holy Ghost is Power!

Our District Leader Elder Berrio, and his HUGE gentle giant of a companion Elder Meldrom
(can't remember how to spell his name. oopsiess ) :)
Anyway, I gotta roll, but I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY. No matter how many people I help convert through my efforts as a missionary, I know that I, myself, have been influenced the most. Through serving, you really do forget yourself, and as a result of that, you change, you become better, your weaknesses and doubts become strengths and confidence. I love the gospel. It's true and it makes me happy. If you don't believe me, try and live it .

"Doubt you doubts, before you doubt your faith" - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf 


Love y'all  xxx
Sister Kuhn

We were taken out to lunch with our bestie Naomi from the Simcock family to the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm. They had a Halloween set-up outside :)

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